Before any work is undertaken by the architect, the client shall provide proof of payment of a refundable deposit. The deposit is calculated at 10% of the total architect's fees based on the project's budget as stated in the Brief. A minimum deposit amount of R10 000,00 is payable if the scope of the works cannot be defined at commencement. The deposit is refundable on payment of CC Architects' final invoice, which can be issued on the following benchmarks:
Any work undertaken by the architect shall be reimbursed to him by the client at the following time based rates. The benefit of time based fees are that it gives the client scope to dream as the fees are not based on size of project. Secondly, the client gets professional advice as the fees are not based on what goes into the project.
In addition to the professional fees stated above the following cost incurred in connection with the project shall be reimbursed to the architect by the client: